Matchmaking for Beginners

Sara’s Pick: Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson Two weeks into her marriage and Marnie discovers it’s a big mistake. Which is what her soon-to-be-ex, Noah, told her on their wedding day.  Then his feisty, matchmaking great aunt Blix passes away, leaving Marnie her brownstone building in New York with the stipulation that she lives…

The Unhoneymooners

Cori’s Pick:  The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren I’m at a weird point in the year where I just keep telling myself everything is fine.  We’re all okay.  It’s fine.  I must not be totally convinced though because I’ve read about 5 cheesy romance books back-to-back, which is not ‘normal’ for me but hey, right on…

One Day in December

  Sara’s Pick: One Day in December by Josie Silver Two strangers make a connection – one on a bus, the other on the sidewalk. Laurie’s not one to believe in love at first sight, but feels as though this unknown man is the one for her and spends the next year along with her…

You Were There Too

  Sara’s Pick: You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley Artist Mia and her doctor husband Harrison have moved to a small town in Pennsylvania to start a family and escape some of the pressures of living in a big city. But Mia has her third miscarriage and Harrison isn’t so sure he wants to…

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Rebecca’s Pick: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins If you’ve read the Hunger Games then you’re familiar with Coriolanus Snow. If you haven’t and this is your first foray into the Hunger Games books, then you’ll get to know the boy that eventually becomes the malicious President of Panem. Coriolanus Snow lives…

The Vanishing Half

Cori’s Pick: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett This second novel by Brit Bennett (The Mothers was her debut) focuses on twin sisters, Desiree and Stella Vignes.  They were raised in the fictional small town of Mallard, Louisiana that became an exclusive place for light-skinned blacks, thanks to their great-great-great grandfather.  The small town’s prejudices…

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

  Cori’s Pick: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Full disclosure: I totally picked this one up based on the reviews, comparing it to the work of the mystery and suspense queen herself, Agatha Christie.  And I’ll tell you what, it did not disappoint! For some reason with the thriller and suspense novels I read,…

Wilder Girls

Rebecca’s Pick: Wilder Girls by Rory Power This is one of those books that I judged based on the cover. It was so pretty and intriguing that I had to know what it was about. Hetty has had the Tox for a year and a half now and is used to the bouts of pain,…

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

Cori’s Pick: A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight A Good Marriage is Kimberly McCreight’s second novel set in Park Slope, Brooklyn – the first was Reconstructing Amelia (2013), which I immediately requested after finishing A Good Marriage! I’m going to keep this one short, because I’m not going to spoil ANYTHING for you!  This is…